Inmate, 34, arrested after fleeing prison

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AN escaped prisoner has been arrested by armed police.

Officers went to an address in Armthorpe after receiving information an inmate had fled from Hatfield’s Moorland Prison.

The pre-planned warrant led to the arrest of the 34-year-old man, a spokesman for South Yorkshire Police confirmed.

No further details have been released.

Yesterday’s incident, which happened at around 4pm, is just a month after a 21-year-old prisoner escaped from the youth offenders’ institution site in the same area.